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ONTARIO: Ottawa-bound WestJet passengers 'abandoned' in Cancun, left to fend for themselves

ONTARIO: Ottawa-bound WestJet passengers 'abandoned' in Cancun, left to fend for themselves

A lawyer on the flight from Cancun to Ottawa is considering legal action
Barn fires most likely to start in winter, says new information campaign from province

Barn fires most likely to start in winter, says new information campaign from province

On Friday, the ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs unveiled a web site with online resources for farmers to help reduce the risk of barn fires
ONTARIO: Stay safe and sturdy while ice fishing this year

ONTARIO: Stay safe and sturdy while ice fishing this year

An expert ice fishing guide recommends caution and vigilance when heading out onto the ice
ONTARIO: Judge emphasizes distinction between valid street checks and 'carding'

ONTARIO: Judge emphasizes distinction between valid street checks and 'carding'

TORONTO — Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, a judge tasked with reviewing the province's regulations on the issue said Friday.
Ontario: Highly anticipated Food Guide makeover cheeses off farmers

Ontario: Highly anticipated Food Guide makeover cheeses off farmers

OTTAWA — An overhaul of the Canada Food Guide is set to be released soon, a highly anticipated makeover that will do away with the rainbow visual many Canadians associate with the dietary guide commonly used in hospitals and daycares.
ONTARIO: Heart attack, stroke can have social and financial consequences

ONTARIO: Heart attack, stroke can have social and financial consequences

Middle-aged Canadians who have had a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are less likely to be working three years later
BEYOND LOCAL: Don't bring a sick kid to school or daycare, experts urge

BEYOND LOCAL: Don't bring a sick kid to school or daycare, experts urge

Take time to look after them at home, even if it means you have to stay home yourself
ONTARIO: Judge strikes down enforcement powers of OSPCA as unconstitutional

ONTARIO: Judge strikes down enforcement powers of OSPCA as unconstitutional

A judge has found the enforcement powers held by Ontario's private animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional, saying the province must re-write laws governing the organization to remedy the situation.
BEYOND LOCAL: Try going booze-free this January

BEYOND LOCAL: Try going booze-free this January

'If you're going to drink, drink responsibly and that's entirely up to you, but if you want to take advantage of of this, and stop drinking for the month, it will do you a lot of good.' said Dr. Mitch Shulman
ONTARIO: Guelph's New Year's Eve fireworks blamed for dead, injured geese

ONTARIO: Guelph's New Year's Eve fireworks blamed for dead, injured geese

Humane Society plans on working with city to try and make sure it doesn't happen again